Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Egyptian Musk perfume oil
silvestris 5/24/2008 6:39:00 PM
I really wanted to like it, but I just can't smell it. =(
On me, it smells disgustingly sweet. During Chinese New Year's, sometimes we'd get these little pink strawberry candies. Chinatown smells like sweet strawberry candy on me, with perhaps a bit of spice. My friend thought it smelled "like my grandmother's bosom." I've waited a bit and it's not quite as sweet, more spicy, but now it's like strawberry candy aftertaste. It doesn't remind me of Chinatown at all. Did the perfumer ever go to Chinatown--really go? Chinatown isn't sweet, it isn't anything like candy. Chinatown is dirty, with newspapers trampled into bits of old bok choy. You might catch a delicious whiff from a fortune cookie factory, but you're just as likely to walk by the door of a traditional medicine shop and shrivel your nose from the stench of shark fin, dried squid, dried chrysanthemum, a thousand other dried herbs and dried strips of animal flesh. Then you might pass by a Chinese grocery store and smell the wet dampness of a tank full of frogs climbing over each other, trying to get out. If they wanted to make a perfume inspired by Chinatown, they should've done something much different. This is so insanely sweet I thought of Pink Sugar instead. I'm very glad I tried a sample and not a full bottle. This perfume is so unlike Chinatown, I'm actually upset.
I never really thought I'd ever need or use a tinted moisturizer. This one totally changed my mind. "Natural" does a fine job at evening out my skin tone and red spots and it mostly stays on all day, and I haven't broken out yet or noticed any other skin problems. Awesome. Too bad Longs Drugs has decided not to carry WnW anymore.
Lipstick -Cover Girl - TruShine - Nude Shine 470 [DISCONTINUED]
silvestris 11/17/2007 8:18:00 PM
I like Blushberry, but this one just doesn't show up on my lips at all. I'm Asian, and have pretty pigmented lips, so if you're Asian too, I don't think you'll get anything out of this color.
Doesn't last terribly long, but it's a very pretty shimmering brown-red. I think it would look good on anyone with warm tones.
Clumps, flakes, and smears. It doesn't really seem like it's anything special. As other reviewers have noted, it's not a big volumizer or lengthener.
Very pretty, but it didn't last very long on me. Also...be very, very, VERY careful of dropping it. Mine shattered into a million pieces. Alas, just when I'd barely begun to use it.
Nice tinted balm...I found it was a decent moisturizer and couldn't feel much difference between this and normal Chapstick. And it has SPF 15! The ink on the packaging rubs off, and you can click the stick up, but not down. The peppermint oil is annoying, but fades after about 30 minutes. I'll repurchase if they have one that's a little less obviously sparkly.
The color looks hideous in the tube, but it's actually a very nice nude pink color on my lips. Smells wonderful, though the taste is a little plasticky.
I loved it at first, but now it's started to create clumps and fail to separate. I'm not sure if it's dried out, the mascara wand has acquired too much crap, or what.
It has no color. I have the hot pink and orange colors, and I honestly cannot discern any difference between the color on my lips. It is very shiny though, but it has a faintly nasty smell too. I wanted to like it, but I won't buy again.
Goes on well, blends well, and lasts all day. On the other hand, there is a sickly sweet stench and I wish it didn't have shimmer. The shimmer isn't too noticeable though, and the stench goes away after about half an hour.
A very nice, easily blended shadow. The color I got, Mint, was sheer but also easy to layer. I have some doubts about the lasting power--at the end of the day, all I could see was a faint shimmer left and nearly none of the color.